Exploration on glass: color gradients

Unlike a canvas on the surface of which painted colors are added, my raw material – glass – carries its color within itself. Thanks to this, glass colors display many variations in hues and intensity according to the thickness of the sheet of glass, the bubbles and the streaks present in the glass.

Glass painting is therefore rarely used to color glass. On the contrary, it is more often found to draw motifs and patterns, to depict people, flowers or other ornamental elements. The result is often a window depicting a picture as would a painting on canvas. Through my research, I propose a different interpretation of glass painting that transforms the color of glass. It is no longer a question of painting a pattern but of transforming the entire surface of the glass to create a new tint or enhance the original color of the glass. The application of paint then makes it possible to obtain a surface effect rather than an ornament.